by Nora Shelly Before moving to Evanston seven years ago, Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom raised her children in Bloomington, Indiana, where she said they were often the only children of color in their grade. “Our children had to exist in that community,” she said. “I quickly learned the way to
photo by Katie Pach written by Allyson Chiu U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and local activists called on community members to stay united and keep “standing up for justice” during an event Sunday in Evanston. More than 300 people packed the cafeteria at the Pope John XXIII School, 1120 Washington
Open Communities Evanston Justice Team pens an open letter to Mayor Tisdahl, members of the City Council, and candidates for election for mayor and alderman in 2017 Submitted to Evanston Patch > We are very encouraged that the City of Evanston is in the process of hiring an Equity and
by Lee V. Gaines Brent Weiss is convinced that having to pay his workers more will have an impact on his outdoor and sporting goods business, he’s just not sure how much his bottom line will be tapped. The full-time workers at his Uncle Dan’s stores, which include four locations
Landlord-tenant relationships don’t have to be contentious. When everyone is collaborative and respectful, they can become mutually beneficial. This is a story of how one landlord and his tenants worked together to solve a host of problems – and developed friendships in the process. In September 2015, Adriano Galvao bought
The Fight for $15 campaign is taking their call for a wage increase and better working conditions to the Chicago suburbs. The workers’ rights campaign held a rally at Evanston’s Fountain Square over the weekend. Emboldened by recent fight for 15 victories in New York and California, speakers called out
By Brian L. Cox Paydays tend to be depressing for McDonald’s restaurant worker Kejioun Johnson. The 20-year-old earns ten dollars an hour, which he said is not nearly enough to cover his monthly bills. Johnson was one of more than two dozen fast food workers who turned out for a
By Mariana Alfaro Evanston workers, activists and community members marched to Burger King, 1740 Orrington Ave., Sunday afternoon as part of a demonstration against low wages and poor working conditions in fast food restaurants across the city. Fight for $15, an international movement that supports workers who are campaigning for
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